2010 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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2010 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Texas Bowl champion
Texas Bowl vs. Baylor, W 38–14
Conference Big Ten Conference
2010 record 7–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Ron Zook
Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino
Defensive coordinator Vic Koenning
MVP Mikel Leshoure
Captain Jeff Allen
Captain Corey Liuget
Captain Eddie McGee
Captain Martez Wilson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 62,870)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Wisconsin $+   7 1         11 2  
#14 Michigan State +   7 1         11 2  
Iowa   4 4         8 5  
Illinois   4 4         7 6  
Penn State   4 4         7 6  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         7 6  
Purdue   2 6         4 8  
Minnesota   2 6         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         5 7  
#5 Ohio State %   0* 1         0* 1  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • *All wins for Ohio State (12–1, 7–1) in the 2010 season are vacated
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

The 2010 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Fighting Illini, led by sixth-year head coach Ron Zook, are members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in Big Ten play and were intited to the Texas Bowl where they defeated Baylor 38–14.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 11:30 AM vs. Missouri* Edward Jones DomeSt. Louis, MO (Arch Rivalry) FSN L 13–23   58,060[3]
September 11 6:30 PM Southern Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN W 35–3   52,217[4]
September 18 11:00 AM Northern Illinois* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN W 28–22   50,569[5]
October 2 11:00 AM No. 2 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) BTN L 13–24   62,870[6]
October 9 11:00 AM at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 W 33–13   107,638[7]
October 16 11:00 AM at No. 11 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI BTN L 6–26   74,441[8]
October 23 11:00 AM Indianadagger Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN W 43–13   53,550[9]
October 30 11:00 AM Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) ESPN2 W 44–10   50,371[10]
November 6 11:00 AM at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ESPN L 65–67 3OT  111,441[11]
November 13 11:00 AM Minnesota Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 34–38   55,549[12]
November 20 2:30 PM at No. 25 Northwestern Wrigley FieldChicago, IL (Land of Lincoln Trophy) ESPNU W 48–27   41,058[13]
December 3 9:15 PM at Fresno State* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA ESPN2 L 23–25   30,625[14]
December 29 5:00 PM vs. Baylor* Reliant StadiumHouston, TX (Texas Bowl) ESPN W 38–14   68,211[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time[16].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Conference Standings - 2010". ESPN. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Rankings - Week 16". ESPN. December 7, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Missouri Tigers Box Score". ESPN. September 4, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. September 11, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. September 18, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. October 2, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Box Score". ESPN. October 9, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Michigan State Spartans Box Score". ESPN. October 16, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Indiana Hoosiers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. October 23, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Purdue Boilermakers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. October 30, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Michigan Wolverines Box Score". ESPN. November 6, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. November 13, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats Box Score". ESPN. November 20, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN. December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Baylor Bears Box Score". ESPN. December 29, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  16. ^ http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/ill-m-footbl-sched.html